From being able to do your own laundry to cooking dinner in a fully kitted out kitchen, home comforts can make all the difference when gallivanting around the world. Whatever you may need for your trip, we’ve found the best self-catered apartments on every continent, according to global travellers.*
Oceania – Cardno’s Accommodation in Otago, New Zealand
Cardno’s Accommodation in Otago
The Cardno’s Accommodation apartments are ideally situated to make the most of New Zealand’s Molyneux Bay and the iconic Nugget Point Lighthouse. This squat lighthouse, teetering high above the bay, is one of the Otago coast’s most distinctive landmarks and can be easily admired from the apartment’s sun terrace. The Cardno is also a prime spot for long, lazy days fishing from the private dock, firing up the BBQ and soaking up the glorious New Zealand sunshine.
Europe – Apartamenty Szewska 25 in Toruń, Poland
Apartamenty Szewska 25 in Toruń
Toruń is a city located in northern-central Poland. It attracts people from all over the world who are eager to discover its medieval Old Town (complete with 14th-century brick buildings and historic monuments) and the Vistula River. Just a short walk away from the river, you’ll find Apartamenty Szewska 25. Here, traditional aesthetics meet contemporary design with wooden beams and exposed brickwork alongside a state-of-the-art kitchen and lounge room, plus a luxurious rain shower.
Africa – 10 on Navesink in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
10 on Navesink in Plettenberg Bay
South Africa’s Garden Route – a 300km stretch of the country’s south-western coast – is a must for nature-lovers and road-trippers. Plan to take your time exploring the area, discovering the secluded coves of the Noetzie and Robberg nature reserves, or the award-winning beaches that border the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay. Retire to 10 on Navesink after a long day of exploring; this bright, self-catered apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, a patio and a barbeque area.
South America – Domus Suites in Concepción, Chile
Domus Suites in Concepción
Concepción is a coastal Chilean city located about 500km south of the capital, Santiago. Spend your days here exploring city highlights such as the Plaza de la Independencia and the Galería de la Historia, which houses exhibitions on South America’s Mapuche culture. In the evening, wind down at the self-catered Domus Suites and prepare a delicious dish using your fully equipped kitchen. Then head to the balcony to watch the sky turn peach and violet as the sun sets over the city.
North America – Appartement de l'Ange in Quebec, Canada
Appartement de l'Ange in Quebec
The Quebec-based Appartement de l'Ange offers you a year-round opportunity to enjoy Canada’s natural beauty. During the colder months, snowmobiles and dog sleds transport visitors through a wintry wonderland, followed by a steaming mug of rich hot chocolate by the log-burning fire. Spring sees the apartment’s garden blossom, summer brings day trips to Monts Valin National Park and in autumn, you can see the leaves of the trees turn bright red, orange and yellow.
Asia – Yi Jia Apartment in Yunnan, China
Yi Jia Apartment in Yunnan
Located in Jinghong City, Manting Park is over 1,300 years old and used to be a haunt of feudal lords. Today, it’s open to the public and hosts demonstrations of traditional Chinese arts; take a stroll through the park’s gardens (including the Tropical Orchid Garden and the Peacock Garden) followed by a classical tea ceremony at the Dai Cultural Teahouse. And then spend the evening relaxing on the balcony of Yi Jia Apartment.
*The data scientists at Booking.com dug into internal data to find the most highly endorsed self-catered apartments in every continent.